How To Avoid Getting Sick, Naturally

In case you didn't notice, everyone around you is sick. Yep, it's that time of year. Here, how to avoid catching it.

Your touch points are the items you touch the most often- cell phones, computer keyboards, door knobs, countertops, etc. Sanitize these surfaces frequently- at least once a day- and be sure to wash your hands when you touch highly trafficked public areas as well!

I swear by a tonic of broth made of garlic, ginger, oregano, onion and carrot boiled in 5 cups of water. Drink a cup or two a day to prevent getting sick, or when you've already caught something. It works miracles. A warm cup of ginger tea, a tablespoon of honey and 1/2 lemon is also a serious cold and 

You should be doing this all the time anyway, but especially during cold and flu season. Dairy, sugar, caffeine and processed foods bring your immunity down. Make sure you're getting plenty of natural vitamins and nutrients, and go ahead and load up on Vitamin C, Echinacea and Zinc. 

Apple Cider Vinegar. Yes, it tastes disgusting, but if you take a shot of it it at the first sign of illness you very well may ward of a virus altogether. If you are already sick, there is nothing that will help you get better faster than drinking it (gargling it with a sore throat). ACV alkalizes the body and kills viruses and bacteria. 


Essential oils like orange peel, juniper, eucalyptus and peppermint clear your airways and increase immunity. Put a few drops into your bath along with some epsom salt, relax while breathing deeply, or drop some into a steam diffuser to humidifier while you sleep. 


You've heard this one before but it's worth repeating. Viruses spread very easily from person to person and washing your hands plays a huge part in preventing the spread of infection. When viruses are going around, be especially conscious of washing your hands frequently-doctors say for 20 seconds with warm water. 

When viruses are on the attack, it's essential to give your body plenty of time to rest. When you go to sleep, your body isn't actually resting at all. In fact, it's working harder than ever- cells repair themselves, your immunity system is building up and your body is storing energy for the day to come. The baseline is 8 hours- some people need more and some require less. But whatever your magic number is, make sure you're getting it, and maybe even a little more. 

Increasing your body temperature through exercise will help kill many viruses. You're also increasing circulation and blood flow throughout your body when you're exercise. Your immune system is better circulated, which means it has a better chance of finding an illness before it spreads. 

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